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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate reconvened for a legislative session, considering amendments to the chamber’s fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The chamber then passed the resolution, 52-46. They…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate continued debate on its fiscal year 2016 budget resolution. The Senate voted on a continuous “vote-a-rama” procedure on amendments to S. Con. Res 11, the…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    Members resumed debate and voting on amendments to S.Con.Res. 11, the Senate Republican budget resolution for fiscal year 2016.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senators spoke on a variety of topics. The impasse over an abortion rider in S. 178, a bill that seeks to provide justice for…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate was debating S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act. No agreement has been reached on how to proceed on…

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate resumed debate on S. 178, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act, a bill that seeks to provide justice for victims of trafficking by imposing fines and others penalties…

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    Attorney General Nomination Vote

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met in executive session to consider and vote on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be attorney general, as well as legislation under its…

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    Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Janet McCabe testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to limit emissions from new and existing…

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    Community Banks and Credit Unions

    Witnesses testified on the impact of regulations introduced by the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act on community banks and credit unions. Small banks received a relaxation of restrictions by the…

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    Senate Session, Part 1

    Following morning hour business, the Senate continued debate on the Clay Hunt Suicide Prevention for American Veterans Act (H.R. 203). The Senate voted 99-0 to approve S.167, the Clay Hunt…

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    Iran Sanctions Bill Markup

    The Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee met to mark up legislation that would impose new sanctions against Iran over its nuclear program if negotiators fail to reach a…

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    Senate Session

    Senators have voted 62-36 to pass S. 1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Earlier, they voted 62-35 to limit debate on the bill. The next vote will occur…

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    Attorney General Confirmation Hearing, Day 1, Part 2

    Loretta Lynch testified about her nomination for U.S. attorney general and her qualifications for the position. Among the topics she addressed were immigration and the Obama…

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    Federal Highway and Transit Programs

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and others testified at a Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on transportation infrastructure funding. He told committee…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.1, a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.

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    Senate Session, Part 2

    The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate considered nominations and a terrorism insurance bill. Earlier, it cleared H.R. 5571, a bill extending certain tax breaks…

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    Chemical Facility Security

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials testified on chemical facility security. In 2013, President Obama, in response…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered several nominations, including Vivek Murthy to be surgeon general and Daniel Santos to sit on the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board. Dr. Murthy was…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate cleared, by unanimous consent, a resolution continuing current federal funding for two days, giving the chamber time to debate H.R. 83, the $1.1 trillion federal spending bill,…

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    Senate Session

    The Senate considered a House-passed defense authorization bill, which authorized $585 billion for defense programs for 2015.

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